Today on Your Call: Friday Media Roundtable

Apr 20, 2012

On today's Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll have a conversation about coverage of poverty as Congress plans to cuts billions of dollars in social safety net programs. We’ll also discuss the impact of austerity policies in Spain. We’ll be joined by journalist and author Gary Rivlin,  and’s Guy Hedgecoe joins us from Madrid. Join us at 10 or email feedback Where did you see the best reporting this week? It’s your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you


Guy Hedgecoe, co-editor of, a website that offers news, comment, and analysis on Spain and Portugal

Gary Rivilin, journalist and author of author of Broke USA

Web Resources:

Gary Rivlin: Broke USA

Harold Meyerson, Washington Post: An economic recovery that leaves workers further behind

Greg Kaufmann, The Nation: Georgia Tries to Get to Zero Welfare Recipients

Demos: Fewer Ripoffs at Tax Time as Feds Squash "Refund Anticipation Loans"

Iberosphere: Information about Spain and Portugal, including analysis of Spanish news and Portuguese news in English

Hilary Douglas and Gerrard Couzens, Express: Spain is a picture of poverty as the people turn their backs on the Euro 

Prensa Latina: Spain: Lives mortgaged by the crisis